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Special Issue on IJCNDS 2010 : Mobile, Multimedia, Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks


When Nov 1, 2010 - Nov 1, 2010
Where N/A
Submission Deadline Mar 1, 2010
Notification Due Oct 1, 2010
Final Version Due Nov 1, 2010
Categories    mobile   multimedia   ad hoc networks   sensor networks

Call For Papers


International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems (IJCNDS)

Special Issue on:

"Mobile, Multimedia, Ad Hoc & Sensor Networks"

Ad hoc and sensor networks have received considerable attention from both the academic community and industry for many years, since these networks are the key underlying infrastructure for realising next generation networking and computing, e.g., ubiquitous computing, 4 G all IP networks. Along with the rapid development of hardware and embedded systems, ad hoc and sensor networks are being further developed towards a large number of mobile and multimedia applications, e.g., video surveillance, traffic enforcement and control systems, advanced healthcare delivery, structural health monitoring, and industrial process control.

To eventually realise these mobility and multimedia technologies combined applications, significant efforts are still needed from both the academic community and industrial fields, since the requirements for supporting both mobility and multimedia streaming in wireless ad hoc and sensor networks raise many challenging issues, e.g., mobile network self-organisation, limited resource intelligent allocation, cross-layer optimisation, and intelligent content-aware transmission.

In this special issue, we solicit research papers on all aspects of mobile, multimedia, ad hoc and sensor networks. We are especially interested in the research submissions focusing on the following four key aspects:

* Congestion control problem: when multiple multimedia source nodes are deployed in wireless multimedia sensor networks and they try to send out the streaming data to a single base station at the same time, a well designed congestion control scheme is essential
* Mobility support problem: when both multimedia source nodes and sink nodes can be mobile, it is easy to see that there is an opportunity to apply the game theory to further solve some of the more complicated optimisation problems
* Duty-cycle support problem: when sensor nodes in the wireless multimedia sensor networks are random duty-cycled based, the network topology and connectivity of sensor networks can change from time to time. It is important to further investigate a cross layer optimised sensor node sleeping scheduling scheme to guarantee the network connectivity for packet delivery
* Target tracking problem: when multiple video sensor nodes are deployed to tracking a certain target in the sensor networks, it is important to further explore the collaboration between multiple video sensor nodes for facilitating the target tracking task.

The objective of special issue is to bring together state-of-the-art research contributions, tutorials, and position papers that address these key aspects of mobile, multimedia ad hoc and sensor networks. Original papers describing completed and unpublished work not currently under review are solicited.

Topics to be covered in this special issue include but are not limited to:

* Scalable and flexible network architectures, deployments, and heterogeneous applications
* New middleware, system, and underlying infrastructure
* Semantic annotation for multimedia streams processing and management
* Protocols for supporting real-time and reliable multimedia streaming
* Energy-efficient multimedia gathering, transmission, traffic management, and sensor data management
* Scalability and mobility issues in cross-layer design, and optimisation for effective communications
* Context/content aware approaches for facilitating multimedia streaming
* Secure multimedia streaming and transmission, QoS and admission control
* Cooperative transmission for multimedia delivery, and collaborative in-network processing
* Experimental and test bed studies, simulation tools
* Joint multimedia processing and communication solutions
* Low-bit rate and energy-efficient multimedia source coding
* Capacity modeling, performance analysis, and theoretical analysis
* Topology control and synchronisation protocols
* Delay-tolerant networking and physical layer technologies
* Distributed source coding, and lightweight multimedia encoding techniques
* Multimedia aggregation and fusion, and multimedia sensor coverage
* In-network and distributed storage techniques
* MIMO techniques for multimedia delivery
* Multimedia traffic on cognitive radio networks

Important Dates
Submission deadline: 1 March, 2010
First rejection/revision/acceptance notice: 1 June, 2010
Revision submission deadline: 1 August, 2010
Final acceptance/rejection notice: 1 October, 2010
Final manuscript due: 1 November, 2010

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written). All papers are refereed through a double-blind review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page.

You may send one copy in the form of an PDF file attached to an e-mail (details in Author Guidelines) to the following: Dr. Min Chen, E-mail:, and Dr. Lei Shu, E-mail:

If the file is larger than 1MB, the authors are encouraged to use WINZIP. (please Cc the email to: Inderscience Editorial Office, E-mail: Please include in your submission the title of the Special Issue, the title of the Journal and the name of the Guest Editor
N.B. each author is required to help the review process of the special issue.

Guest Editors:
Dr. Victor Leung
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
The University of British Columbia,
2332 Main Mall, Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1Z4, Canada,
Tel: +1-604-822-6932; Fax: +1-604-822-5949,

Dr. Min Chen
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
University of British Columbia,
2332 Main Mall, Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1Z4, Canada,
Tel: +1-778-878-1688; Fax: +1-604-822-5949

Dr. Lei Shu
Digital Enterprise Research Institute,
National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Tel: +353-91-494305; Fax: +353-91-495541

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